spiculum

[spik-yuh-luh m]
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Origin of spiculum

1740–50; < Latin spīculum; see spicule
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Related Words for spiculum

point, spine, thorn, sensation, barb, bristle, spike, chill, spiculum

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British Dictionary definitions for spiculum

spiculum

noun plural -la (-lə)
  1. another word for spicule (def. 1)

Word Origin for spiculum

C18: from Latin: small sharp point, from spica
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